Monday, April 04, 2011

new game in blogland

Hey there is a new game in town.

“New” - what is it, about new that attracts people?

Doesn’t new sometimes mean not proven yet, experimental, no track record?

Before I spin off on a tangent (remember your geometry?), let’s get back to this blogland game. Actually, it might not be completely new since songs have been rated, listed, awarded and tracked since record companies started selling them.

Over at The Original Bean (she is only bean I know so it’s all original to me), Jene, has offered up a weekly blog game/challenge. (tangentially speaking do you think game and challenge are really the same thing?)

This week, players have been asked to share their favorite song. Notice that I wrote song not songs. No plural here. Also, this week is just favorite song, not favorite ballad, not favorite love song, not favorite dance song, not favorite kick-ass rock song, not favorite your-girl-left-you-for-Jesus song. Well you get the challenge part of this - don’t you?

A handful of songs start quickly popping up in my head. Good thing I keep them inside my head because I can’t sing.
  • “Over the Rainbow” - dreaming inspiration mood
  • “On Eagle’s Wings” - spiritual and reminds me of my mother
  • “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” - great lyrics and memories of night moves in a parked car with a baseball analogy

But, Sister Christian, the more I think about it the more songs I have competing for favorite. So hard to pick one because it's Easier Said Than Done, but I’m going to do it.

My favorite song - “White Rabbit” written by Grace Slick.



I could try to explain why “White Rabbit” is my favorite but do you really care why? Sometimes a song combines lyrics and beat in a way that resonates in your memories.

Remember what the Dormouse said, “Feed your head and read a blog.”

27 comments:

OneStonedCrow said...

Well, I failed maths at school so tangents are Greek to me but ...

brilliant choice for favorite post - I was wondering what mine would be whilst reading the post, (yes, I can multi-task at times), and you put it right into my head ...

... don't forget what the doremouse said hey ...

OneStonedCrow said...

oh! o!h ... "favourite song" ^^^

lisleman said...

thanks so are you saying your favorite would be White Rabbit? From your pictures (which are always great) I would have guess "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey" for yours. thanks

Pearl said...

Oh, I loved this AND Somebody to Love...

So I'll see your "White Rabbit" and raise you just "Golden Age" by TV on the Radio.

Pearl

lisleman said...

wow I just watched a youtube clip of that. It would take many more listening of it to either become a favorite or drive me insane or both. So does this mean you will be joining the game over at Original Bean's blog? Hope to see ya there.

Nota said...

Nice pick! Although I'm trying to reconcile the spectrum of Judy Garland and Grace Slick. Multitudes contain do we.

lisleman said...

thanks for browsing over here - The wide spectrum in taste relates to a favorite word of mine - eclectic.

Jillsy Girl said...

I could never pick one favorite song!!

lisleman said...

For someone who is creating they own game show, I would think you would jump on this. (psst listen here - don't say anything, but if putting some personal conditions on your selection helps you narrow it down, nobody is going to know but you'll get to share a song with us and you know blogging is about sharing) thanks for sharing a comment.

secret agent woman said...

I flat cannot do this. I have too many I am certain are my very favorite one.

lisleman said...

Yes, that was my first reaction but really it's not like the Judgment of Solomon, nobody is going to get hurt. thanks

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OneStonedCrow said...

Sorry about the previous muddled thoughts up there ^^^ ... most time I can't multi-task ... I like that Beatles song, also Dylan's 'Tweeter and the Monkey Man'

Jene said...

LOVE Tweeter and the Monkey Man. I rarely find anyone who even knows that song, let alone likes it.

Jene said...

Good choice! It's been a long time since I've heard this one. I don't think it really matters why a song is a favorite, some things don't need to be explained. I like the variety of the songs that you considered. Thanks for sharing!

Thisstopwilloughby said...

I love, love, love your choice! I've seen Jefferson Starship (and now Starship featuring Mickey Thomas) in concert dozens of times, both with and without Grace Slick. I've never had the opportunity to meet Grace, but I've met Mickey several times. He's a super nice, down to earth guy.

Speaking of tangents, have you ever seen any of Grace Slick's artwork? Some of it is based on White Rabbit. It's pretty good!

"Tell them a hookah smoking caterpillar has given you the call......"

TechnoBabe said...

Anything to do with songs and I am there. Or here. Whatever.

Probably my favorite song is The Air That I Breathe and my favorite person to listen to singing it is KD Lang. Oh yeah.

lisleman said...

If you would like to play along with Jene's game just do a post on that song and link it to her link list thing on her blog. The link thing is just a copy/paste and you are in. I enjoy KD Lang's singing voice also.
Thanks

lisleman said...

Thanks - no, I have not checked out her art but I did find out about it when I was checking the background on the song. Here's another tangent - I would not enjoy having the last name of "Slick". It was her first husband from what I read.

lisleman said...

You are welcome. Thanks for doing the game/challenge. I hope you get a few more players.

lisleman said...

Tweeter and the Monkey Man - is a new one for me - I'll need to look that one up. thanks

dave hambidge said...

without doubt;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5ojV1r1XHM

and I have no idea why...

lisleman said...

British elephants LOL - you must like marches. Here's a favorite march of mine (also with a British flavor)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83bmsluWHZc

Jene said...

It's the same song that references the prison that made my childhood town famous :)

Bearmancartoons said...

Walking on Sunshine...just kidding but somehow that popped into my head first.

dave hambidge said...

Ah, that is a very good one. I had the great priviledge of meeting many of the surviving Burma Railway POW's in the mid to late 1980's, terrible tales from them...

lisleman said...

That's not bad. It certainly is uplifting and great for a spring day. thanks

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